U.S., Central Florida: SunRail pilots sensor-activated crossing signage

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 5, 2020 SunRail last week installed the first of 11 sensor-activated alert signs at a…

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U.S., Pennsylvania: After studying a Berks railroad icon, a Wilson and Kutztown grad resurrected his business

By Andrew Kulp, Reading Eagle; July 28, 2020 There was no more logical choice to revive POHL Railroad Materials Corp. than…

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Europe: ‘World’s first’ hydrogen station for passenger trains to be built in Germany

By Joanna Sampson, H2 View; July 28, 2020 A groundbreaking ceremony has been held in Bremervörde, Germany for the “world’s…

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U.S., Illinois: Chicago Metra, At Odds With Union Pacific, Petitions Surface Transportation Board

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; July 21, 2020 Chicago’s Metra commuter rail agency on July 21 asked…

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U.S., North Carolina – Raleigh’s lost train roundhouse: Century-old footprint from steam-era hidden in downtown

By Heather Leah, Multiplatform Producer, WRAL; July 22, 2020 Raleigh, N.C. — Downtown Raleigh harbors many secrets and hidden relics…

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U.S.: Ohio Rail Development Commission approves grant for Indiana & Ohio Railway and Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

A press release from The Ohio Rail Development Commission, The Highland County Press; July 16, 2020 On July 15, the…

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Europe, France: Alstom offers French factory sale to clinch Bombardier deal

By Maya Nikolaeva and Sarah White, Reuters, Financial Post; July 9, 2020 PARIS — France’s TGV high-speed train maker Alstom…

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U.S. – Canada, Alaska – Alberta: With start of surveying activities, A2A Rail achieves another development milestone

A press release from Alaska-Alberta Railway Development Corporation; July 7, 2020: Alaska – Alberta Rail initiates surveying activities in Alberta.…

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U.S.: House passes $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 2, 2020 The U.S. House yesterday passed the $1.5 trillion Moving Forward Act, H.R. 2,…

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U.S., Commentary: House transportation bill fails to unite when it is needed most

By Ian Jefferies, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; June 30, 2020 The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee passed a $500 billion…

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U.S., Commentary: Can Private Intercity Passenger Rail Return to America?

By Scott Beyer, Catalyst; June 30, 2020 Private rail transport can work in the United States—we know because it still…

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U.S.: Could Maryland finally be ready to replace Baltimore’s oldest rail tunnel?

By Alex Holt, Maryland Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; June 24, 2020 Baltimore Penn Station and the trains which pass through…

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Canada, Nova Scotia: Cape Bretoners call for repairs to crumbling rail line

By Tom Ayers ,CBC News; June 16, 2020 Some Cape Bretoners are calling for immediate repairs to the crumbling rail…

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U.S., New Mexico: George R.R. Martin buys the historic Santa Fe Southern Railway with two other partners

By Abhijeet Singh, Wiki of Thrones; June 1, 2020 Most of us may not remember when exactly we lost interest…

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U.S., So much to consider in these radically changing times – Future Air Travel: Four-Hour Process, Self Check-In, Disinfection, Immunity Passes

Editor’s Note: In these rapidly evolving time for the travel industry – which includes passenger train travel – there are…

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U.S.: Honk if you love transit and train workers! Trains salute vital staff

By The Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle; April 15, 2020 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. train horns can deliver an…

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U.S., Maine Voices: For sake of our economy, environment, move slowly on converting Maine rail lines to trails

By Richard Rudolph and Jack Sutton, Special to the Press Herald; March 5, 2020 Late last week we learned of…

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U.S. Commentary: Positive Train Control costs Alaska Railroad… does it add value?

By Darren Prokop, Freight Waves; January 16, 2020 Railroads and pipelines, unlike other modes of transportation, have to finance and…

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U.S., Washington State: Meet the group trying to electrify America’s railroads

By Aaron Kunkler, Bellevue Reporter; January 13, 2020 Mary Paterson’s involvement in solutionary rail, a vision to electrify rail corridors…

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U.S.: Why Celebrities Flock to This Tiny Town in Idaho

By Sarah Kuta, Fodor’s Travel; January 11, 2020 Sun Valley was the place to be in the 1930s and 40s,…

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U.S., New York: High-speed rail between Buffalo and New York City isn’t cost-effective

By Jonathan English, City & State New York; January 6, 2020 There is no more dependable career in the United…

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U.S.: Washington Department Of Transportation cites challenges in latest draft of state rail plan

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 6, 2020 The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking public comment on a…

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U.S., Virginia: Improvements planned for Fredericksburg train station

By SCOTT SHENK, THE FREE LANCE–STAR; December 28, 2019 On the heels of the state’s agreement to add a third…

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